In the state Duma urged to strengthen control of transport near the border

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After an accident with a bus at a crossing in the Saratov region near the border with Kazakhstan should strengthen control over the passenger transport in the border areas, perhaps increasing there the number of traffic police, said the Deputy of the state Duma from the Saratov region Nikolai Pankov (EP).

Informed in regional traffic police reported that on Saturday around 12.00 (11.00 GMT) on the unregulated railway crossing in Ozinsky district, Saratov region faced a bus and a freight train. As a result of seven people, travelling in a bus, killing five passengers — citizens of Uzbekistan, was hospitalized the driver and his mate who are citizens of Kazakhstan. In the traffic police and the UK likely culprit called the 61-year-old bus driver.

«I think it is important to raise the question about the causes of the tragedy. That often border States, earning passenger traffic to our country and disregard the security measures… I Think you need greater control over bus transportation, especially transit,» wrote punk on Saturday in his Telegram channel.

«That was not saving at the expense of the safety of passengers, was not allowed faulty transport, unprofessional, or overworked drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel. Perhaps in the border areas is necessary to increase the number of traffic police strengthen traffic control. In the framework of its powers is ready to get involved in the work», — he added.

The MP expressed his condolences to the victims, their families and friends.